Facts and Figures

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves more than 1.7 million Catholics in 147 parishes across 10 counties, a geographic area of 8,800 square miles. The Archdiocese comprises the counties of Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller in the State of Texas. The Archdiocese is divided into four vicariates and 13 deaneries. This local church is pastored by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, assisted by Auxiliary Bishop George Sheltz.


Recapitulation of Statistics for 2015

 Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Established in 1847
Elevated to Archdiocese in 2004
Square Miles = 8,880
Re-designated Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on Dec. 29, 2004.


PERSONNEL

Cardinal: 1

Auxiliary Bishops: 1

Retired Bishops: 2

Diocesan Priests active in Archdiocese: 139

Diocesan Priests active outside Archdiocese: 1

Diocesan Priests in Foreign Missions: 1

Priests: Retired, Sick or Absent: 43

Total Diocesan Priests: 184

Religious Order Priests in Archdiocese: 165

Extern Priests in Archdiocese: 29

Personal Prelature Priests in Archdiocese: 5

Priests of Other Catholic Rites in Archdiocese: 7

Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter: 6

Ordinations: Diocesan Priests: 5

Ordinations: Religious Order Priest: 0

Total Priests: 448

Ordinations: Transitional Deacons: 5

Ordinations: Permanent Deacons: 31

Permanent Deacons in Archdiocese: 438

Total Religious Brothers: 13

Total Women Religious: 411


TOTAL PARISHES

Total Parishes: 147

Resident Pastor, Diocesan Priest: 99

Resident Pastor: Religious Order Priest: 36

Without Resident Pastor, Administer by Priests: 2

Missions: 7

Other Pastoral Centers with permanent assistance (stations): 18

New Parishes created: 1

New Missions created: 0

Reduction of number of parishes: 0


WELFARE

Health Care Centers: 1

Total Assisted: 4,938

Homes for the Aged: 4

Total Assisted: 616

Residential Care of Children: 4

Total Assisted: 918

Specialized Homes: 5

Total Assisted: 9,828

Special Centers for Social Services: 10

Total Assisted: 400,088


EDUCATIONAL

Seminaries in Archdiocese: 1

Seminary Students from Archdiocese: 27

Seminary Students from other Dioceses: 44

Diocesan Students in other Seminaries: 23

Religious Seminaries: 5

Religious Students: 19

Total Seminarians: 69

Colleges and Universities: 1

Total Students: 3,522

High Schools, Private: 10

Total Students (9-12): 5,176

Elementary Schools, Diocesan and Parochial: 44

Total Students (PreK-8): 12,265

Elementary Schools, Private: 6

Total Students (PreK-8): 2,268

Religious Ed. Students - High School (9-12): 18,498

Religious Ed. Students - Elementary (PK-8): 63,823

Total Students in Catholic Instruction: 105,552

Teachers in Archdiocese - Priests: 7

Teachers in Archdiocese - Male Religious: 4

Teachers in Archdiocese - Sisters: 40

Teachers in Archdiocese - Lay Teachers: 1,843


VITAL STATISTICS

Infant Baptisms: 9,693

One - Seven-year-old Baptisms: 11,089

Adult Baptisms: 2,098

Received into Full Communion: 744

First Communions: 20,468

Confirmations: 10,920

Marriages - Catholics: 2,713

Marriages - Interfaith: 664

Total Marriages: 3,361

Deaths: 3,904

Total Catholic Population: 1,723,062

Total Population: 6,473,316